August 20, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] The Most Rev. Daniel Sarfo, primate and metropolitan of the Church of the Province of West Africa (CPWA) and bishop of Kumasi in Ghana, has called on Christians around the world to dedicate one Sunday as a day of prayer for the deadly Ebola disease that has struck the west African region.
In an interview with ACNS, Sarfo said: “We encourage Anglican churches world over to express solidarity by observing one Sunday as Ebola Sunday and to...
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development has renewed its support of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches’ (FMEEC) relief efforts in Syria.
FMEEC aims to reach 500 families in towns west of Homs – the epicenter of Syria’s civil war – including Mashta el Helu, Kafroun, Wadi Nasara, and Tartous.
“The project will provide a three-month distribution...
August 19, 2014
[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development is responding ecumenically to the current crisis in Iraq through the ACT Alliance, in support of Christian Aid UK’s relief activities.
ACT Alliance is a coalition of more than 140 churches and affiliated organizations active in over 140 countries. In an update, the organization...
August 14, 2014
Photos of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s visit to Auckland, New Zealand, are available here.
[Anglican Taonga] More than 400 Kiwi Anglicans crammed into Auckland’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre last evening to see and hear The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev Justin Welby, during his racing stopover in New Zealand.
[Lambeth Palace] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Archbishop of Australia Philip Freier made a joint statement on the crisis in northern Iraq during press conference in Melbourne, Australia yesterday.
The press conference took place at The Chapter House at St. Paul’s Cathedral before the inauguration of Archbishop Philip Freier as the Anglican Primate of Australia.
Archbishop Justin Welby said:
August 12, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 about the Iraq crisis.
During the interview, the archbishop said there is “a sense of near despair at the fact that we’ve got to this point, and a longing to be able to do something because that’s always our instinct”.
He added: “I was noting this morning when I was praying about that sense of helplessness and...
August 11, 2014
[Anglican Communion News Service] Senior theologians in the Anglican Communion and Oriental Orthodox churches are to confirm an agreement on their understanding of Christ’s Incarnation.
The co-chairs and co-secretaries of the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission who met near Beirut, Lebanon last week reviewed responses to the 2002 Agreed Statement on Christology, which had been sent to the churches of the two church...